Sonoma Raceway is one the most highly anticipated races of the NASCAR season. A road course built on a hill, the elevation change between the highest and lowest points is that of a 16-story building. Even more notable are its tall curbs and the drivers who always cut them short. Race cars up on two wheels, and sometimes fully airborne, are the norm here.
Along with NASCAR comes large crowds, a full carnival of a Fan Zone, and every form of media and television production you can imagine. NASCAR is a place where the drivers are still household names and heroes, and where these heroes are often seen mingling with their fan base.
But nothing beats the bumpin’ and jumpin’ on the track.
I learned to use the camera at a race track because I was a gear head first. I thrive on the ability to tell a story, to stoke emotions and more than anything, to focus on the human condition in all parts of life.